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Emma Graham
SRW Scholarship 2020

Emma Graham

Attorney-General’s Department

Australian National University

PhD title: Discriminatory job loss during pregnancy, parental leave and return to work: women’s experiences and options for reform.

Emma joined the Attorney-General’s Department in 2011 and has worked in a variety of legal policy roles across native title, constitutional law and human rights. In that time, Emma has provided advice to government on the implications of native title litigation, including a number of complex appellate matters. Emma prepared and was a member of the Australian delegation that appeared before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2017. She also prepared the delegation for its appearance before the Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2019.

Emma’s research will explore women’s experiences of discriminatory job loss, including its contributing causes and the effectiveness of current prevention and redress schemes. The research will analyse mechanisms that hold potential for addressing discriminatory job loss, including measures implemented in comparable jurisdictions and any barriers or enablers to their effective implementation in the Australian context.

Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton FASSA, FAAL

Dr Camille Goodman
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2019


Camille Goodman

Attorney-General’s Department

Australian National University

PhD title: The nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone

Camille’s PhD focused on the nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone. While the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea clearly gives coastal States ‘sovereign rights’ to explore, exploit, conserve and manage the living resources of the 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone, the nature and extent of these rights—and the way in which coastal States can employ them—is not well understood. Camille’s doctoral research addresses this gap, reviewing and analysing the practice of 145 coastal States to articulate and justify a contemporary statement regarding the nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone.

Camille has worked at the Attorney-General’s Department since 2005. She has provided advice to government on a wide range of public international law issues, with a particular focus on maritime law and international fisheries law. She has been the Australian Government legal adviser at international meetings and negotiations, and managed litigation before international courts and tribunals. Since completing her PhD, Camille has worked in various roles at the Attorney-General’s Department, including leading the Department’s Incoming Government Brief Taskforce during the 2019 election period. She is currently the Director of the Cabinet, Legislation and Estimates Section in the Strategy and Governance Branch.

Professor Donald Rothwell
  • The nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone; Goodman, Camille. 2019. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d5149ad89340
  • Law Beyond Boundaries: innovative mechanisms for the integrated management of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction; Goodman, Camille; Matley, Holly. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 01/2018, Volume 75, Issue 1
  • Striking the right balance? Applying the jurisprudence of international tribunals to coastal state innovations in international fisheries governance; Goodman, Camille. Marine Policy, 10/2017, Volume 84
  • Rights, Obligations, Prohibitions: A Practical Guide to Understanding Judicial Decisions on Coastal State Jurisdiction over Living Resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone; Goodman, Camille. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 08/2018, Volume 33, Issue 3

Dr Christiane Gerblinger
SRW Scholarship 2017


Christiane Gerblinger

Department of the Treasury

Australian National University

PhD title: The language of the rebuffed: a critical appraisal of how policy advisers communicate

Christiane joined the Treasury as a speechwriter in 2012. Before that, she worked across a range of areas in the APS, from analysing financial intelligence to providing advice on counter-proliferation, energy, health and rural policy. Along the way, and partly as a result of completing her first PhD in literature in 2000, Christiane continued to critically analyse discourse—but, instead of closely reading literary texts, her attention turned to analysing how public policy is communicated to governments and the public.

Her research topic examines the language of the Australian Public Service and how it expresses its expert policy advice. Balancing two of its key obligations— objectivity and responsiveness—the APS has produced policy advice that is too often rebuffed. Why is that? Two case studies from distinctly different policy areas across the last two decades are juxtaposed: advice about the 2016 state-wide blackout event in South Australia; and Australia’s 2003 intelligence assessments on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

Professor Joan Leach
  • Primal future: science and regeneration in Gothic science fiction; Gerblinger, Christiane. 2000. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d611ae634747
  • James Whale's Frankensteins: re-animating the Great War; Gerblinger, Christiane. CineAction, 01/2011, Issue 82-83
  • 'FIERY THE ANGELS FELL': AMERICA, REGENERATION, AND RIDLEY SCOTT'S "BLADE RUNNER”; CHRISTIANE GERBLINGER. Australasian Journal of American Studies, 07/2002, Volume 21, Issue 1

Dr Angelia Grant
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2015


Angelia Grant

Department of the Treasury

Australian National University

PhD title: Three essays on the US business cycle, expectations formation and model comparison

Angelia’s PhD researched business cycles and economic fluctuations, with a particular focus on comparing conclusions based on different economic models. She examined the role of particular structural shocks during the 2001 US slowdown and Great Recession, and whether the assumption of rational expectations or adaptive learning in a large macroeconomic model for the US economy provides a better model fit. Her thesis also proposes a new econometric method for computing a model selection criterion that is rarely used in applied work given its computational burden.

Angelia returned to the Treasury in 2015 as the Principal Adviser (Forecasting) in the Macroeconomic Conditions Division and then as the Head of the Macroeconomic Conditions Division. Angelia also continued to work as an academic. She has recently taken up a position as Principal Adviser to the Treasurer.

Professor Warwick McKibbin
  • Three essays on the US business cycle, expectations formation and model comparison; Grant, Angelia Lee. 2015. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d51464b32db1
  • The Early Millennium Slowdown: Replicating the Peersman (2005) Results; Grant, Angelia L. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 01/2017, Volume 32, Issue 1
  • The Great Recession and Okun's Law. Grant, Angelia L. Economic Modelling, 01/2018, Volume 69
  • Modeling energy price dynamics: GARCH versus stochastic volatility; Chan, Joshua Cc; Grant, Angelia L. Energy economics, 02/2016, Volume 54
  • A Bayesian Model Comparison for Trend-Cycle Decompositions of Output: MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING; GRANT, ANGELIA L; CHAN, JOSHUA C.C. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 03/2017, Volume 49, Issue 2-3
  • On the Observed-Data Deviance Information Criterion for Volatility Modeling; Chan, Joshua C C; Grant, Angelia L. Journal of Financial Econometrics, 10/2016, Volume 14, Issue 4.
  • Fast computation of the deviance information criterion for latent variable models; Chan, Joshua C.C; Grant, Angelia L. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 08/2016, Volume 100
  • Reconciling output gaps: Unobserved components model and Hodrick–Prescott filter; Grant, Angelia L; Chan, Joshua C.C.Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 02/2017, Volume 75
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